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Writing Boot Camp starts on September 3

August 14, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops 1 Comment →


Meg Wolitzer, Matthew Quick headline Philippine Literary Festival 2015

August 13, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books No Comments →

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The Moss Library Sale: Hard-to-find books at 20 pesos each

July 17, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books 2 Comments →


Our friends the Mosses are having a big library sale at their house in Quezon City. On sale are over a thousand books, hardcover and paperback, at 20 pesos each. Most of the books are now hard to find, and there are lots and lots of collectible Penguin Classics.

We went there this afternoon chanting, “We don’t need more books, we just want to see what you’ve got. No, really, we don’t need more books.” An hour later, we had filled up a box with 25 books by Georges Simenon, Shirley Jackson, Jan Morris, V.S. Pritchett, Nancy Mitford, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lawrence Durrell and Pauline Kael. And we were already exercising maximum self-control. Total expense: 500 pesos, less than the current retail price of one trade edition.

If you’d like to go to the library sale, email us at We’ll reply with details and put you on the list. The sale is until July 30 only.

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UPDATE: As of 6pm on Monday, 20 July 2015, there are no more books available from the Moss Library. Much as Jason enjoys entertaining guests, you’ll have to wait until he opens a bar (We would invest in that).

Thanks to everyone who attended the library sale and provided new homes for those books. We know that bibliophiliacs like to crow about their acquisitions, so tell us what titles you found in the stacks.

The start of our Personal Essay Workshop has been postponed to 16 July.

July 08, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops No Comments →

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Due to inclement weather.

On the other hand, you have another week to enroll in the workshop.

New workshop schedule:
July 16, 23 and last day (TO BE ANNOUNCED)
6:30pm to 8:30pm, Ayala Museum

For inquiries, email Marj at

Our next workshop: The Personal Essay

June 22, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops No Comments →

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Drogon approves of this poster. We look like we’re talking into Drogon’s butt.

Drogon looks like:
a) A fearsome dragon
b) A White Walker (white with all-blue eyes)
c) Ghost the direwolf

Art in the Park on Sunday

March 18, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Art 1 Comment →